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Star Papers: Or Experiences Of Art And Nature, Beecher, Henry Ward
1 Beecher, Henry Ward Star Papers: Or Experiences Of Art And Nature
New York J. C. Derby 1855 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good 
This book is in Good to Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, solid condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some edge wear, bumping, rubbing and fraying. The bottom rear corner has been nibbled by a rodent (just the very edge of the corner). The brown cloth cvoers are noticeably rubbed and a bit faded. The text pages are generally clean, but do have some spots of foxing throughout. "After the war, Beecher supported social reform causes such as women's suffrage and temperance. He also championed Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, stating that it was not incompatible with Christian beliefs. Widely rumored to be a womanizer, in 1872 the Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly published a story about his affair with Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of his former associate Theodore Tilton. In 1874, Tilton filed adultery charges against him for the affair. The subsequent trial, which resulted in a hung jury, was one of the most widely reported U. S trials of the century. Beecher's long career in the public spotlight led biographer Debby Applegate to call him "The Most Famous Man in America." " 
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Dialogue with an Audience, Ciardi, John
2 Ciardi, John Dialogue with an Audience
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Company 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine conddition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a laid-in handwritten note, apparently from an editor, at Angel Island Publications, Inc. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small spots of ground-in dirt. "The present book is a record of Mr. Ciardi's performance as agent provocateur, catalyst, and preceptor. It collects the articles that Saturday Review readers have answered with blasts and bravos." 
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Great Spiritual Writers of America, Fitch, George Hamlin
3 Fitch, George Hamlin Great Spiritual Writers of America
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Company 1916 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's penciled name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has a long tear to the top rear spine joint along with several other small edge nicks and tears to the spine ends and corners. "This little book is intended to round out and complete the studies in literature already issued in Comfort Found in Good Old Books and Modern English Books of Power." 
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Do They Really Respect Us?  And Other Essays, Graham, Margaret Collier
4 Graham, Margaret Collier Do They Really Respect Us? And Other Essays
San Francisco, CA A. M. Robertson 1912 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book cvoers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine of the book has portions of the spine joints have fading and have turned a greenish color. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front endpaper. There is a second owner's penciled name and address on the front free page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with some beginning edge wear and tiny chips to the spine ends. "Margaret Collier Graham (September 29, 1850 – January 17, 1910) was a short story writer in southern California at the beginning of the 20th century...Once in Pasadena, Margaret took a teaching job and began writing stories for The Argonaut and The Californian. In 1881, she took a two-month leave of absence to meet travel to Oakland where she met publishers, wrote stories and became acquainted with historian Theodore Hittell and poet Ina Coolbirth. The Grahams and Margaret's brother Will Collier invested successfully in property near Lake Elsinore north east of San Diego, establishing the town of Wildomar in 1885." ; Signed by Author 
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Skywriting By Word Of Mouth And Other Writings, Including the Ballad of John and Yoko, Lennon, John
5 Lennon, John Skywriting By Word Of Mouth And Other Writings, Including the Ballad of John and Yoko
New York Harper & Row 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Lennon's love of wordplay and nonsense with a twist found a wider audience when he was 24. Harry writes that In His Own Write (1964) was published after "Some journalist who was hanging around the Beatles came to me and I ended up showing him the stuff. They said, 'Write a book' and that's how the first one came about". Like the Daily Howl it contained a mix of formats including short stories, poetry, plays and drawings. One story, "Good Dog Nigel", tells the tale of "a happy dog, urinating on a lamp post, barking, wagging his tail—until he suddenly hears a message that he will be killed at three o'clock". The Times Literary Supplement considered the poems and stories "remarkable ... Also very funny ... The nonsense runs on, words and images prompting one another in a chain of pure fantasy". Book Week reported, "This is nonsense writing, but one has only to review the literature of nonsense to see how well Lennon has brought it off. While some of his homonyms are gratuitous word play, many others have not only double meaning but a double edge." Lennon was not only surprised by the positive reception, but that the book was reviewed at all, and suggested that readers "took the book more seriously than I did myself. It just began as a laugh for me." " 
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Sub-stance 26 Vol IX No. 1, Levy, Sydney & Michel Pierssens
6 Levy, Sydney & Michel Pierssens Sub-stance 26 Vol IX No. 1
Ann Arbor, MI University of Wisconsin 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light creasing to the bottom front corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are: Catastophes: The Morphology of Metaphor, Metonymy, Synecdoche and Irony by Donald Rice, Mini-Max Discourse by Frank L. Coppay, Details and Decadence: End-Troping in Madame Bovary by Naomi Schor, The Fall of the House of Usher by Claudine Hermann and Nicholas Kostis, Textuality of the Subject in Belle de Jour by Paul Sandro, Impertinent Questions; Irigaray, Sade, Lacan by Jane Gallop, Semiotics, Erotographics and Barthes's Visual COncern by Betty R. McGraw, The Disruptions of Irony in Gide's L'Immoraliste by Nathaniel Wing. 
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Prize Articles 1954 The Benjamin Franklin Magazine Award Winners, Miller, Llewellyn (editor)
7 Miller, Llewellyn (editor) Prize Articles 1954 The Benjamin Franklin Magazine Award Winners
New York Ballantine Books 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book number H-72 in the Ballantine Books Hardback series. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of the remnant of a previous owner's address label on the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing, along with a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. This book includes Ray Bradbury's Sun and Shadow. The stories included are: Ladies' Home Journaly Comment by Beatrice Blackmar Gould and Bruce Gould on Margaret Hickey's articles on public affairs, John Barlow Martin, Why Did it Happen: The Riot at Jackson Prison (the Saturday Evening Post), William H. Whyte, Jr. The Transients, a four-part report (Fortune), Adlai Stevenson, The World I Saw (from an eight-part series) (Look), Robert Coughlan, The Private World of William Faulkner, a two-part essay (Life), Ray Bradbury, Sun and Shadow (The Reporter), Lincoln Barnett, the editors and staff of Life, the Pageant of Life, from The World We Live In (Life). 
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By Way Of Introduction, Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne)
8 Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne) By Way Of Introduction
London, England Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some toning and sunning. The front cover of the book has several spots of light discoloration. The text pages are generally clean, though there are spots of foxing throughout. The foredge and bottom edges of the text block are uncut. There is a laid-in advert / order form for Toad of Toad Hall by Kenneth Grahame included with this book. "During this period he published 18 plays and three novels, including the murder mystery The Red House Mystery (1922). His son was born in August 1920 and in 1924 Milne produced a collection of children's poems When We Were Very Young, which were illustrated by Punch staff cartoonist E. H. Shepard. A collection of short stories for children Gallery of Children, and other stories that became part of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, were first published in 1925. Milne was an early screenwriter for the nascent British film industry, writing four stories filmed in 1920 for the company Minerva Films (founded in 1920 by the actor Leslie Howard and his friend and story editor Adrian Brunel). These were The Bump, starring Aubrey Smith; Twice Two; Five Pound Reward; and Bookworms. Some of these films survive in the archives of the British Film Institute. Milne had met Howard when the actor starred in Milne’s play Mr Pim Passes By in London." 
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Predilections, Moore, Marianne
9 Moore, Marianne Predilections
New York Viking Press 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This copy has signed, with an inscription, on the front endpaper by the author. The author has also made a correction to page 76 in her own hand. There is a book plate which is possibly that of actor Terence Vliet. The book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Silence is more eloquent than speech - a truism; but sometimes something that someone has written excites one's admiration and one is tempted to write about it; if it is in a language other than one's one, perhap to translate it..." ; Signed by Author 
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Passivity Program, Morley, Christopher (with an introduction by Ben Abramson)
10 Morley, Christopher (with an introduction by Ben Abramson) Passivity Program
Chicago, IL Argus Book Shop, Inc. 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers and a beginning nick / chip to the bottom spine end of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning toning. "This is not a writing, but conversation. It is condensed from a stenographic transcript taken down as uttered, and was the concluding talk of a series given in March and April, 1939, at Adelphi College, Garden City, Long Island. The term Passivity is employed with some mischief as "Activity Programs" have become a fetich among progressive educators." 
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Scripps College Bulletin The Writing of a Poem: An Address by May Sarton, Scripps College (May Sarton)
11 Scripps College (May Sarton) Scripps College Bulletin The Writing of a Poem: An Address by May Sarton
Claremont, CA Scripps College 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. This item includes an address that was given by May Sarton at Scripps College, Claremont, CA on March 12, 1957. The pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and creasing to the corners of the covers. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of some beginning toning to the edges. "Through the generous bequest of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry Clark, Scripps College has been able periodically to invite to its campus representative women who have won distinction in one or another of the professions. Our visitors on this lecture foundation have usually spent several days at the college, giving at least one public lecture and meeting informally with students and faculty." 
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Beat Zen Square Zen and ZEN, Watts, Alan W.
12 Watts, Alan W. Beat Zen Square Zen and ZEN
San Francisco, CA City Lights Books 1956 4th Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a staplebound pamphlet with medium cardstock covers. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The off-white covers have noticeable toning to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "The following essay appeared in the Chicago Review for the Summer of 1958, and is now republished with the Editor's kind permission." 
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Skywriting By Word Of Mouth And Other Writings, Including the Ballad of John and Yoko, Lennon, John
Skywriting By Word Of Mouth And Other Writings, Including the Ballad of John and Yoko

Do They Really Respect Us?  And Other Essays, Graham, Margaret Collier
Do They Really Respect Us? And Other Essays

Star Papers: Or Experiences Of Art And Nature, Beecher, Henry Ward
Star Papers: Or Experiences Of Art And Nature

 
 
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